George is the de facto capital of the magnificent Garden Route and undoubtedly its largest urban centre, boasting a selection of flats and pristine properties that offer a quiet alternative to city living. Properties in George have become a firm favourite among retirees due to its relaxed atmosphere and spectacular scenery which encompasses the Outeniqua Mountains, rivers, forests, beaches and rich farmlands. 

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Explore George



Hiking and nature trails - a must for the adventure-seekers in the nearby Tsitsikamma National Park, a haven of indigenous forest and home to all sorts of interesting wildlife. 



Those looking to enjoy water sports and yachting can take a short drive to the picturesque island lake in Wilderness while avid anglers can make the most of the fresh water and rock fishing along the coast and lakes.



Also in close proximity to George, you’ll find Herolds Bay and the secluded beach of Victoria Bay, great spots for surfing with safe swimming conditions for the whole family.



Wilderness is also a great land-based whale and dolphin watching destination.

Living in George

Areas near to George

Barrydale, Great Brak River, Heidelberg, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Riversdale, Sedgefield, Still Bay, Wilderness, Witsand,


George is also an educational centre providing tuition from pre-school through to high school (government and private schooling – specifically Glenwood House) and Tertiary education through the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), namely Saasveld, home of the School of Natural Resource Management and School of Business & Social Sciences.


Lamprecht Clinic and George Medi Clinic. 


The Outeniqua Park, a popular recreational facility which boasts two gyms and caters for squash, tennis, bowls, hockey and rugby. George is also known as the golfing mecca of the Garden Route offering nine golf courses. Some of the most popular golf estates in this area include Fancourt, Kingswood and Oubaai.

Air travel

George has its own domestic airport which makes it easy to travel to Cape Town and Johannesburg. 

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius